Author: Muhammad Nabil

Malaysian Pro Skater Gets His First Vans Collaboration

It’s definitely not everyday a homegrown talent is plucked out and have a shoe made after him, but that’s exactly what happened when long-time pro skater, Pa’din Musa collaborated with Vans to come up with 2 silhouettes, namely the Old Skool Pro and Authentic Pro designed and coloured by the man himself. The black and citrus theme revolves around Pa’din’s love for bikes, inspired from the vintage racing jackets that he owns. An imprint on the sidewall mimics the tyre pattern on one of Pa’din’s favourite motorcycles. A neat little personal touch ingrained by Pa’din was including a pantun...

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The Classic Resurgence: Top 10 Sneakers That Are Making A Comeback

The Comeback Of Vintage Designs Fashion, like music and other things, is a cyclical, and it’s especially prominent with sneakers. Supreme brought back the Nike Air Humara (First debuted in 1998) for its trail collaboration, and Adidas has been pushing 2 variations of its classic EQT series, the ADV (modern) version, and the standard RF (original) racers. However, the classics are seeing a resurgence, and it’s taking over the scene in a big way. Here’s a list of what silhouettes are making a comeback. Adidas Stan Smiths An unfortunate case of timing gone right. Back in 1963, the shoe...

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Legendary Kurt Cobain Batas Releasing On The 18th Of November

Recently, Bata announced they would be re-releasing some classics as part of the Bata Heritage AW17 Collection. While this isn’t usually big news, what makes it particularly interesting this time is the fact that the Bata Hotshot, worn and made popular by no other than Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain is getting a re-release. The shoe has its origin stories rooted in the early 70s, with Bata wanting to collaborate with Wilson to come out with lightweight sneakers for the basketball courts. A vulcanised rubber outsole gave oodles of grip and traction in coping with the agility of the players...

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Adidas NMD In The Cleanest Design Yet?

A threeway tie up between invincible, neighbourhood and adidas makes for one of the best looking NMDs to date End of 2017 looks to be collaboration season, boys and girls, because after Timberland dropped 3 new partnerships with SOPHNET., MADNESS, and The North Face (Malaysia isn’t getting The North Face collab unfortunately), Adidas are dropping arguably one of the best looking iterations for the NMD R1. The collaboration spawns from the INVINCIBLE readying to celebrate their 10 year anniversary in 2018, and subsequently collaborating with Japanese streetwear legends Neighbourhood and Adidas to create this magnificence. Souvenir jacket design takes...

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Streetwear: Should We Follow The Hype?

“We’re all just sheep, herded by these big companies, being told what to do and what to buy by them,” Azuwan exclaimed as I was writing down notes for my interview with him, catching me off guard with the statement. The owner of Goodfellas, and forum head of KLKIX on Facebook does have a point. I look at my Ultraboosts while he rants on about capitalism and animal related analogies. Like it or not, we were all victims to this thing called the hype, even at the slightest. I bought my shoes on a whim, knowing that these were...

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